“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.”George Orwell, Why I Write
Legal scholarship, in varied ways, does exactly that, which is why it is still a bastion of the law and is still vital to the continued relationship of law and society. It sheds light on particular issues, creating dialogue between lawyers, judges and policy makers, causing us to think more critically. Writing also gives voices to the oppressed, and by speaking out against injustice, we create ripples in the fabric of society. It leads to shifts in legislative policy, making our leaders and entrepreneurs aware of the pulse of the people. The only way for a society is to progress is by entertaining contrasting perspectives, each holding the other accountable. My ultimate vision is that of a society where we are free to have different views and one where we constantly challenge ourselves to accept new ideals.
With that, I’m extremely proud to present the 13th volume of the NUALS Law Journal. I thank the University, the Board, the authors and the teachers who were involved in this process. By the efforts of this year’s Editorial Board, we have now switched to an online edition and have also codified the process of selection of the Board. A lot of hard work, intellectual discussions, and free exchange of ideas contributed to this journal. My hope for the journal, going forward, is that it should always seek to achieve newer and greater heights and keep the spirit of legal scepticism alive.
On Behalf of the Board of Editors,